uChip Simple VGA Console (uSVC)

by ITACA Innovation

Portable, DIY, open hardware retro-gaming console

View all updates Nov 25, 2020

Tutorial on Sprites

by next-hack

Hi there,

We’ve released a new tutorial to further refine your skills with uSVC source code. In this tutorial, we explain how to draw simple sprites on screen. If you’re not familiar with sprites?, they are movable/dynamic graphical elements, typically the player, projectiles, enemies, objects, etc. By the end of the day you will be able to draw your own movable graphics elements, because… in this tutorial we are going to show you how to draw them yourself on screen using uSVC.

If you missed any of our previous uSVC guides and tutorials, here is an updated list of all the available material:


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uChip Simple VGA Console (uSVC) Kit

One DIY uSVC kit containing all of the components you will need to build your uSVC. The uChip is pre-programmed and MicroSD card slot is pre-soldered. All other parts are easy-to-solder, through-hole components.


3D-Printed Enclosure for uSVC

A stylish, 3D-printed case, designed and printed by Stefano Rubini to the precise specifications of uSVC.


Power & Data Cables

A (male) USB Type-B to (male) USB Type-A power cable and a (female) USB Type-A to (male) Micro-USB OTG cable


uChip Microcontroller Board

Arduino-Zero-compatible microcontroller board in a narrow, DIP-16 package. Includes solder-yourself pin headers.


ITACA Innovation

ITACA INNOVATION is a project started by four young researchers from Padova with the aim of applying academic knowledge of electronics to practical applications. ITACA supports your ideas by providing all of the technical and engineering knowledge you will need to implement them.


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